Each year I may see a couple hundred to a couple thousand Broad-winged Hawks, but these birds are known to migrate high and rarely do I get eye level or topside looks at them. The peak migration is over here in the northeast, but during the peak, we had one day of ideal winds for closer, lower looks. This adult bird flew just below us and shifted his tail to during the pass. This quick look, showed off his bold tail pattern and rufous tones on his wings. My favorite feature however, is the dark mask that some of these birds display, and in this case it is superhero level dramatic.
Somewhere behind that bird about 10 miles away is my house in the Lehigh Valley, PA.